Section 354 Indian Penal Code
Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Assault of criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty. It is under CHAPTER XVI (OF OFFENCESAFFECTINGTHE HUMAN BODY) of the Code.
Assault of criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty
Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will there by outrage her modesty, 1 [shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine].
In Section 354 of the Penal Code, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: —
Provided that where offence is committed, under this Section by a relative, guardian or teacher or a person in a position of trust or authority towards the person assaulted, he shall be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than two years but which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine.
[Vide Chhattisgarh Act 25 of 2015, sec. 3]